Dec 9, 2012 3:00am PST
reputation. >>> now to south america where as we've been telling you venezuela an hugo chavez made news late saturday announcing that his cancer has come back. it has returned. in his speech he repeatedly kissed a cross and broke out in song. he even name add man who would take over. could this be the end of a chavez era in venezuela. joining us now is our nadia bilchik. great to talk to you. so does this mean he's really afraid? what does this mean that now he's naming a successor? >> well, now we know he has to have very serious surgery. it's cancer in the pelvic area. he hesam been specific as to exactly where. we know there are mag lig nanlt tumors that have been removed. he says if something were to happen to incapacitate me, nicolas maduro would replace me. he's the vice president, and a friend. >> it sounds like he's saying it out loud. why cuba for the surgery? >> that's interesting. he was deciding between a hospital in brazil. he chose cuba. is it for the privacy of being there or the oncologists, but we do know that is his hospital of choice and it's not unusual for a president to
Dec 29, 2012 3:00am PST
the numbers are another sign that the big apple is the, quote, safest big city in america. >>> to a cnn exclusive now. new information on south african leader nelson mandela coming from his own granddaughters. they contacted and spoke exclusively to nadya bilchik. >> over the last few weeks, the entire world has been monitoring the treatment of your grandfather nelson mandela. and he was released from hospital on wednesday. i know the two of you saw him this week. how would you describe his condition? >> we were just so happy that our grandfather's home after his hospital stay. he's doing extremely well. he's surrounded by family. we saw him this afternoon with the kids. and he was happy to see the kids. he's really, really been taken care of very, very well. and we'd like to thank the whole world for sending us messages and keeping us in your prayers. we're just so happy and happy he's home. he's doing extremely well. >> and you said he was playing with the kids? so he's actually sitting up? is he walking? >> he's sitting up and he was waving at the kids and he was smiling at the kids.
Dec 2, 2012 3:00am PST
says next for him -- >> i mean, how do you top this? >> he says he wants to walk the south pole like a penguin. he says that hasn't been done. >> what? oh, my. >> i know. but he also says he's never been to the west coast of america. >> maybe he'll write a book about it. it would be an interesting read, i'm sure. >> exactly. >> i'm kind of jealous. i still might want to take an airplane. >> i think it's not the last we would have hurt from the great adventurer graham hughes. >> you're absolutely right. thank you for bringing us that. >>> well, it is almost here. our live broadcast of cnn heros, an all-star tribute. it's our annual salute to those who help make life better for those in need. chef bruno is one of our 2011 heros. he was honored for feeding hungry kids living in motels. now he's on a mission to help them move into their own homes. take a look at where he is now. >> every night, chef bruno serves free meals to 300 motel kids in anaheim, california. it's work he was honored for last year as a top ten cnn hero. >> it was the most amazing moment in my life. after the cnn sho